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  • Summary: This is the fifth full-length studio release for the San Diego indie rock band led by Zach Smith and Rob Crow.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Dec 10, 2012
    80
    Another quiet triumph, then, exclusively on their own terms. [17 Nov 2012, p.55]
  2. Oct 19, 2012
    80
    The highs are higher, the lows are lower and what resonates in the middle is a frontrunner for one of the best summer-transitions-into-fall records that you'll hear in a long, long time. [Nov 2012, p.94]
  3. Nov 16, 2012
    80
    Californian duo's first LP for five years is a downbeat delight.
  4. Oct 18, 2012
    70
    For an album of such wide-open sounds and ideas, Information Retrieved has a true knack for living in, and succeeding on, the smallest of details.
  5. Nov 16, 2012
    70
    While it may be an album with a fairly prescribed pattern, it's one that is done so well and embellished so cutely, that it leaves you feeling an enormous sense of contentment.
  6. Oct 17, 2012
    67
    Even at its coolest, Pinback's music has never felt cold. Information Retrieved, though, rarely rises above lukewarm.
  7. 30
    All Information Retrieved provides is leaking creative inertia.

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  1. Dec 18, 2012
    10
    Another great album from Pinback. If you were a fan of their earlier work, you'll love this album. If there were any negatives it would be that it's too similar to the older albums, but I'm ok with that. Collapse